For too long, Ilya Kaminsky’s “Deaf Republic” sat on my reading table, a story told in poems that’s not only profound but now so very timely. Also in this blog post you’ll find a compelling mix of fiction and nonfiction, with authors writing about love for the natural world, truth in a murder investigation, and the St. Matthew Passion.
Here they come. The spring migrants heading north after wintering in warmer climates. Michael McCarthy, environment editor of London's Independent, has written an engaging book about the annual spring journey of birds from South Africa to England. It's a timely book to be reading mid-March and has surprisingly captivated me.